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Rowing is a competitive sport where rowers race each other in boats by using oars to propel themselves forward. The athlete sits in the boat facing backwards with two oars (one on either side).

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Sports; Rowing

A crew will be warned if it violates the rules and will be disqualified if it receives two warnings.

Wash out

Sports; Rowing

To remove the blade from the water during the drive but before the finish. This results in a loss of power.

White flag

Sports; Rowing

The white flag is held up to show that the alignment of the shells is correct and during a race it is held up to indicate a race is progressing with no rule violations.


Sports; Rowing

An umpire follows the race in a powerboat and signals with a red flag when a boat is out of its lane and is therefore disqualified. He holds up a white flag to signal the race is progressing ...

Tiller ropes

Sports; Rowing

These are ropes that are used by the coxswain to control the rudder.


Sports; Rowing

(1) This refers to the four elements that make up a complete rowing motion: catch, drive, feathering and recovery. (2) The rower who sits in the stern of the boat and who sets the rhythm of the ...


Sports; Rowing

The port side of the boat and this is where the stroke's oar is usually located.

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